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2005-2006 Spotlight Archives

Jessica Rowley '05 Awarded Jumpstart Pearson Teacher Fellowship

Jessica Rowley
Jessica Rowley '05 has been awarded a Jumpstart Pearson Teacher Fellowship. Jessica, a 2005 graduate, majored in Psychology and Sociology.

Jessica Rowley '05 has been awarded a Jumpstart Pearson Teacher Fellowship. In addition to the Jumpstart program, Rowley participated in the Pitzer in Ontario program; studied abroad in Nicaragua and Costa Rica; and volunteered at Prototypes Women's Center, as a parenting Center Intern and a Writing Group Facilitator for incarcerated mothers. Rowley currently resides in San Francisco where she is completing a fellowship as a preschool teacher at the Tenderloin childcare Center.

The Pearson Teacher Fellowship began with a multi-million dollar commitment in 2001 to provide the opportunity for achievement oriented college graduates to enter the early education field by becoming preschool teachers in Head Start and other early learning centers. The Fellowship provides these talented individuals a stipend, intensive training, assistance earning teaching certification, mentoring from a Pearson professional, and additional support and resources during the first two-years of their teaching careers.

The following Pitzer graduates have received the Pearson Teacher Fellowship in the past (the years in parentheses are the years they were/are in the program):

Sarah Gerber (2002-2004)
Shannon Welch (2002-2004)
Autumn Beard (2005-2007)

Learn more about the Jumpstart Pearson Teacher Fellowship>